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Lost...The End
Neoavatara ^ | March 20, 2010 | Neoavatara

Posted on 05/20/2010 6:07:41 PM PDT by Neoavatara

After 6 seasons of clues, hints, games, deaths, births, monsters, polar bears, submarines and time travel, along with all around weirdness, television's most innovative show, Lost, comes to an end on Sunday night, concluding the Final Chapter.

And I couldn't be happier.

Don't get me wrong. I am totally addicted to Lost. Actually, this has been the only show I have religiously watched over the last couple years, as my life has become busier. I always loved T.V., but simply don't have the time anymore.

But I always make time for Lost.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; blogpimp; hollywood; jjabrams; lost; pimpmyblog; television; theend

1 posted on 05/20/2010 6:07:42 PM PDT by Neoavatara
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To: Neoavatara

TiVo or torrent... there is no longer any reason to schedule your life around tv

of course, not watching is another possibility. personally, I still watch a select few shows... but on my schedule... and without commercials

if you download... look into getting either the popcorn-hour or wdtv... you’ll thank me later. :)


2 posted on 05/20/2010 6:26:43 PM PDT by sten
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To: Neoavatara

I really hope they pull it together in the end, but I’ve prepared myself for some disappointment. The “man of faith” in me says... they could still make the finale awesome somehow, but the “man of science” in me says they’ve dropped the ball this season and aren’t likely to get back on track now.

I too hope Ben is “conning” old Smokey. After all, when Ben gets all calm and coy like he did last episode, it usually means he is secretly planning to kill you.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 6:33:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Neoavatara

I still believe the real John Locke will return.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 6:39:51 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: sten
there is something to be said of joint viewership...knowing that everybody is watching and experiencing the same emotions...

we do record stuff....but we really like watching it "live" so to speak...like the news or football or a telethon.....

5 posted on 05/20/2010 6:40:29 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

I don’t like watching anything live anymore because I’ve gotten so use to skipping through commercials. When it comes to news programs, I skip over Obama, Tiger Woods, Hollywood news, etc.


6 posted on 05/20/2010 6:48:33 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: cherry

My husband quit watching after the first season so I TiVo and watch it by myself.


7 posted on 05/20/2010 6:53:19 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Boogieman

I love this show too although the crying scenes get on my nerves.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 6:53:45 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: sten

Well, I should have been more clear...I use my DVR. I don’t sit and watch anything other than sports real time...


9 posted on 05/20/2010 7:08:01 PM PDT by Neoavatara (http://neoavatara.com/blog)
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To: cherry

Lost junkie here.

It’s been the “water cooler” topic around my office for years.

And, come Monday, it’ll be done. Over.

Until the movie comes out...


10 posted on 05/20/2010 7:36:24 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Neoavatara

I have come to the conclusion that Lost is nothing more than a poorly written soap opera with time travel!

If you enjoy it, good for you.

Once people started coming back from the dead routinely and yet they didn’t really, I decided the writers were making it up on the fly.

It was a great concept and had some great characters, but they should have had a master plot before they started.

Like the Star Wars franchise. Same problem.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 7:44:08 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Neoavatara

Lost sucks, I’ll spend my time on 24.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 7:48:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Persevero

According to the writers, they DID have a master plot before starting....and we are watching it.


13 posted on 05/20/2010 7:57:35 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: jdsteel

Yes and no. They had a plot, but they didn’t think it would ever get picked up for more than 12 episodes, they admitted as much. So when it was a hit, they had to write a bunch of stuff in between the beginning and the original end they had planned. Not to mention all the other changes they did on the fly, such as not killing Jack, killing off Eko, making Desmond and Ben recurring characters, the entire “flash sideways” thing, etc.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 8:18:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: jdsteel

“According to the writers, they DID have a master plot before starting....and we are watching it.”

I know that is what they say, but after watching the first three seasons I frankly don’t believe them.

Lucas was supposed to have nine installments of Star Wars, too, and I don’t believe him either!


15 posted on 05/20/2010 8:19:44 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Neoavatara

It’s all new age fakery at this point now anyway..lost major interest in the show near mid season 5!


16 posted on 05/20/2010 9:01:29 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

Season 6 has ben a mess. I am literally “lost” in the plot line. They could have brought it all to an end by season 4.


17 posted on 05/21/2010 2:33:07 AM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: jdsteel

I always wonder about people who complain about shows. If they don’t like them, don’t watch them. They are entertainment, they are not enlightenment. I don’t expect my entertainment to be perfect, I don’t care if it has holes in it, I just want it to give me some relief from the freak show that is daily life. Lost does that, it gives me something to try to think about sometimes, and that’s enough for me.
I think they’ve done a pretty good job of tying it up without any big gaping holes, it’s made pretty good sense (altho I admit I have forgotten a lot of stuff and don’t care enough to go back and fact check them—people who do need to get a life! LOL). But, heck, some people spend a lifetime studying Lewis Carrols works or Shakespear, show, whatever floats someone’s boat is ok with me. I just get tired of the crankies who want to complain about people who enjoy something. (well, unless it’s child porn or something).


18 posted on 05/21/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Neoavatara

I think the Lost pilot will be on Sat nite.


19 posted on 05/21/2010 10:35:03 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Persevero

Only two people kind of came back from the dead, not really a routine. Now thanks to the flash back structure of the show many dead characters still appeared in episodes after they died, but it was always chronologically before their death.


20 posted on 05/21/2010 10:36:04 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Neoavatara
Lost rocks.

In the big finish, Ben is going to pull some fast one on Smokey and die saving the island.

And John Locke must immediately leave the island of Hawaii, as he's getting as fat as Hurley!

21 posted on 05/21/2010 10:36:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: brytlea

Same here—I don’t like football and think it’s boring, but I have better things to do than go on football threads and post why I dislike it. I’m sure that will get me flamed around FR, but football just ain’t my thing.

Since we’re too cheap to pay for TIVO (paying for 3 kids’ tuition takes priority, LOL), it’s going to be my husband and myself camped in front of the TV on Sunday night. I’m sure the kids will do their best to interrupt, of course :)


22 posted on 05/21/2010 10:39:52 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: discostu

“Only two people kind of came back from the dead, “

I know, but some more were just seen and talked to by Hurley, and the viewer didn’t know for a long time that Hurley can apparently in some way talk to and see cogent dead people. And so for some time it was quite zombie land for me. I just think it is weak writing, in general, to kill people off dramatically with great repercussions to the remaining characters and then, when not certain how to develop the plot, have some come back from the dead. It is just too soap opera for me.


23 posted on 05/21/2010 10:42:18 AM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: Persevero

It was all pretty easy for me. Hurley didn’t start talking to the dead until he got off the island, and he was in the nut house by then, it wasn’t along time at all.


24 posted on 05/21/2010 10:44:36 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

Exactly! I am totally not a sports fan. My husband loves sports (especially motor sports, but he also likes the BB playoffs, golf and football). Hey, he deserves to be entertained, and he doesn’t complain that I watch things he doesn’t like (thank goodness for TiVo! LOL). When the kids were growing up there was no TiVo but I was too busy to watch much anyway and had other things to do. Now that they are all gone, we have things we watch together, and things we watch separately. I don’t understand how he watches golf (really...booooooring!) but I don’t make a big deal about it, and if he wants to sometimes talk about it, why would I give him a hard time? He listens when I tell him what a good Lost episode was on. It is funny that one of my grown sons is a Lost junkie too. He was also upset (as I was) when Jericho got canceled! LOL


25 posted on 05/21/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dead

I have to admit, I was sorry they killed Locke, I really liked his character and would rather have had him be the keeper of the Island. I guess they didn’t let me pick. Oh well.


26 posted on 05/21/2010 11:24:18 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Amen to that. That said, I’m still not sure they addressed the polar bear!


27 posted on 05/21/2010 11:37:23 AM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: jdsteel

The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears for their little zoo. They were used for animal testing of their magic energy pockets - that’s why Charlotte found the skeleton of one in the deserts of Tunisia - the same spot where Ben landed when he turned the wheel.


28 posted on 05/21/2010 11:41:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: discostu

Not to mention that it was a very constricted set of people, just Charlie and Libby, if memory serves. Nobody believes in ghosts anymore, eh?


29 posted on 05/21/2010 11:41:07 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: Neoavatara; humblegunner

Why did you excerpt your own blog?

Did you file a lawsuit to prevent your material from being posted on FR? Are you ashamed of your own opinion to the point you were afraid to post it in full?

Or was it for blog hits?


30 posted on 05/21/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker

After 6 seasons of clues, hints, games, deaths, births, monsters, polar bears, submarines and time travel, along with all around weirdness, television’s most innovative show, Lost, comes to an end on Sunday night, concluding the Final Chapter.

And I couldn’t be happier.

Don’t get me wrong. I am totally addicted to Lost. Actually, this has been the only show I have religiously watched over the last couple years, as my life has become busier. I always loved T.V., but simply don’t have the time anymore.

But I always make time for Lost.

I have watched most of the seasons multiple times on DVD. I have for the first time gone to websites and blogs regarding the T.V. show, something I still think is ridiculous. I go on chat rooms, and argue everything from somebody’s look on the show to the philosophical meaning of life.

Lost has me and millions of others hooked.

But Lost is a unique cultural phenomenon, and a worldwide one at that. It started out as a ABC imagined reality show version of Gilligan’s Island…I am not kidding. It turned into Robinson Crusoe-meets-a-plane…quickly evolved into a science fiction story with monsters, time travel, and the supernatural…and now ends as a philisophical discussion of right and wrong, good vs. evil, and personal redemption.

Yeah, heavy stuff.

How many shows have ever gotten the general public interested in the connection between Alice In Wonderland, Soren Kierkegaard and philosophers as wide ranging as David Hume and John Locke. Active discussions have occurred regarding the identity and reality of this world versus alternate universes. Wormhole theories. Electromagnetic powers effects on the mind. I could go on and on.

Additionally, Lost is unique in that you can’t really come in midway. The story is a lost cause for anyone unwilling to go back to season 1 and start over from scratch. There are so many significant allusions and references to old episodes, even the pilot, that I can’t possibly imagine jumping midstream into this storyline and hope to understand much of anything.

Lost is an interesting cacophany of science fiction, soap opera, and most of all, unanswered mysteries. Those mysteries are ultimately what has hooked viewers such as myself…and maybe our worst nightmare is that many of those mysteries won’t be answered Sunday night. Why were the children from Oceanic 815 taken? And if Walt was so important, why did he comfortably disappear? (Other than the practical matter that the actor that plays him grew up too fast…). And do we get conclusions for other children, like Aaron? And for God (or dog’s) sake, what happened to Vincent?

Thank God for JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who have said that they will try to answer these questions in the ultimate DVD release.

Lindelof, Cuse, and to a lesser extent Abrams have been the three main driving forces behind the show, have never really let up on their concept however. Regardless of how critical some people have been, they have moved steadily forward with their vision. They have had their ups and downs, to be sure. But unlike so many other shows that stayed passed their prime and ‘jumped the shark’, Lost goes out on a high note. (I know…some thing last years time travelling jumped the shark…but the geek is me says ‘No way!’). This season has been excellent, and the writing has been excellent for all 6 seasons.

So, for that closed community that makes up the Lost world, I say adieu. Unlike other T.V. shows, whose finale is often just a goodbye, this finale should (hopefully, as promised) bring closure for years of rambling on about mysteries of the Island. And I for one am looking forward to it.


31 posted on 05/21/2010 11:47:06 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Navy Patriot
Lost sucks, I’ll spend my time on 24.

Too bad the last episode of "Lost" won't have Jack Bauer escaping from a russian transport plane, parachuting onto the island with an automatic in each hand, blowing away all the survivors and claiming the island for himself.

32 posted on 05/21/2010 11:53:25 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dead

oh YEAH, that’s right!


33 posted on 05/21/2010 12:02:05 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: OB1kNOb
Too bad the last episode of "Lost" won't have Jack Bauer escaping from a Russian transport plane, parachuting onto the island with an automatic in each hand, blowing away all the survivors and claiming the island for himself.

Do you know something I don't?

I could get on board for something like this.

34 posted on 05/21/2010 12:10:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: jdsteel

I don’t think they explain Hurley’s lottery numbers either. Did Jacob arranged the entire coincidence?


35 posted on 05/21/2010 12:11:31 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: jdsteel

I forget so much stuff, I would kind of like them to do a 4 hour movie that sort of goes over all the stuff. But I want them to wait a year to do it.


36 posted on 05/21/2010 12:36:11 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I think something will happen when Jack operates on alternate Locke.


37 posted on 05/21/2010 4:11:08 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: eccentric

http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/The_Numbers


38 posted on 05/21/2010 4:12:19 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: mom4kittys

I never thought of that.


39 posted on 05/21/2010 4:28:16 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: discostu

I am truly glad you are enjoying it. There are few innocent pastimes in this world. Many in my family follow it, too. So, enjoy. Sunday is the big day!


40 posted on 05/21/2010 11:49:22 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: mom4kittys

There’s something I hadn’t thought of! Nice work :)


41 posted on 05/23/2010 3:26:08 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Very nice recap.

The writing has been so consistently superior on this show that every episode became a satisfying O’Henry adventure of its own.

The conclusion was as good as it could have been, given the limitations of TV. Heaven is always the perfect ending/beginning. 8~)


42 posted on 05/24/2010 3:02:47 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma; brytlea

I was wrong!

But it’s OK. beautifully done wasn’t it?


43 posted on 05/24/2010 3:14:12 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: mom4kittys

That’s okay! Part of the fun of the show was making guesses as to what would happen next!

And yes, I loved every minute of it—especially the Charlie/Claire and the Jack/Vincent scenes.

Now we need to go back and watch them all again, LOL.


44 posted on 05/24/2010 3:32:41 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

I heart Vincent.

I will definitely do a rewatch, but I need a little bit of “healing” time. I feel a little raw right now.

There will never be another show that could compete with LOST...ever

I found this post on Lostpedia and it is SO true:

Found this post on Lostpedia—it says it all...

I no longer care...

About all the unanswered questions, the dangling plot lines, the outrigger, the sickness ALL of it.

Count me up as one of the answer people. Before the final started i had convinced myself that if they didn’t give me some serious answers it would have pissed me off.

But after watching that beautiful final.. I’ve learned to just let it all go. When it comes down to it, for me, lost was all about the characters. Jack, Kate, Claire, Ben...and could the end of these characters have been any more fitting?

I’m so..satisfied..so touched...it..was just perfect. I feel sorry for the people who can’t ‘’let go’’
__________________


45 posted on 05/24/2010 3:39:05 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Neoavatara
I haven't understood anything on that show for the last two years, but still I kept watching.

When we saw that they were just going to bring on everyone who was ever in the cast back for the last show, whether it made any sense or not, we changed the channel.

Now I kind of wish I'd stayed with it, just to see how it all ended, but that's more out of duty than pleasure.

46 posted on 05/24/2010 3:46:26 PM PDT by x
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To: mom4kittys

That is so beautiful and so true!

Thanks for sharing that...it will probably be a while before dh and I watch it again, but it’s more out of a busy time ahead rather than emotion (although I’m in ‘mourning’ a bit, LOL). The library has the first 5 seasons on DVD, so it’s all good :)


47 posted on 05/24/2010 4:13:39 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Amen Doc!


48 posted on 05/24/2010 5:05:20 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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